The question is, in hindsight, might the ambient enchanter specialty have been better than essence? 1. His gradient is now the highest level. He is affecting everything and its 50-50 whether its good or bad. This specialty might have shifted all that power in his favor. 2. Yes obviously essence gave him access to awesome power. Maybe even a little op in combination with limitless. But, he also has a magic forge to learn enchantments. So he still has a solid way to gain powerful enchantments, especially in comibation with access to the labrynth. 3. His gradient could litterally bring catastrophe to him and his village and the whole continent at any given time. It'd be worth a lot to try and curb that negative side of the ability even just a little. 4. He would have hit evolution way sooner if he hadn't been spending all that xp. Would have fought Singh on more even footing tier wise. Also would have given him overwhelming advantage in mental combat vs all tier 1 beings. No need for weapons if you can crush someones mind in seconds without even using stamina or mana.. plus awesome benefit of crushing someone's mind is Alma can drain them afterwards without worry. 5. Essence enchanting is an Epic specialty, Ambient may have been higher given its rarity. Also considering that chaos lord is ledgendary.